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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Robert 'The Rebelbroker' Whitelaw is a real estate broker and Realtor® in Morgan Hill, California with over 25 years experience! His show discusses some of the best ways to achieve your real estate goals and build wealth for buyers, sellers, investors, entrepreneurs or just real estate watchers - from an insiders perspective. Over the years, Robert has been lucky enough to work with successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life and industries. Get a chance to hear what he has learned from these amazing entrepreneurs over the years that will help YOU achieve success! Robert is about keeping things honest (even when that means saying the things that nobody else is willing to say) and providing value to listeners with each and every episode! He won't just drop the news on you, he will translate it into actions you can take as a buyer, seller, investor or entrepreneur in your own life to get the most out of that shared knowledge! Knowledge is power and I believe in cranking it up to 11! So tune in for helpful information no matter how you are working to achieve financial freedom! It's real estate, totally unafraid!
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Apr 27, 2017

What effect might the trump tax plan have on real estate?

President Trump has released his tax plan and some folks have chimed in on what they think it will do to the world of real estate. The NAR is not happy with the Trump Tax Plan - but should they be? We will review their complaints and see if they are just being big crybabies about the whole thing.

We will also talk about Fannie Mae and their efforts to work past the "roadblock" of student loans. Be afraid.

Here are the articles for todays show:

 

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Apr 25, 2017

When picking your real estate investment, why not go with a college town!

One of my favorite ways to give an investment a safety net is to pick areas with colleges and universities. College students can be a great source of tenants. There will always be a steady stream of them and they tend to keep a rental market healthy since they do not buy. Today, we will review the latest list from Redfin on the best college towns to invest in.

Articles:

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Apr 21, 2017

Will real estate buyers lower demand before inventory goes up?

We have talked a whole lot about how the real solution to our real estate market problem is an increase in inventory. However, the real truth is that there is another way to solve this problem. Reduce demand. Well, real estate buyers might just be on their way to doing that. Today we will review some interesting data that might just indicate that the number of buyers in the market could dwindle slowly over the next year. 

Here is a rundown on todays articles:

 

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Apr 20, 2017

Motivated sellers are always out there, just harder to find sometimes.

More news today on loan activity and how the media continues to get the important part of that story wrong. The market continues to be tight so how do you go about finding motivated sellers? It takes a whole lot of work, time and patience, but it can be done. In todays show we will give you some good suggestions.

Covered today:

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Apr 19, 2017

For a change, I see the good real estate news hidden in the bad!

That's right folks! It is a bit of a change of pace today where instead of taking some "bad" real estate news and running with it, we take a closer look and see that it is really nothing to be that worried about. In fact, I think there is even reason to be a little optimistic!

Articles in todays show:

 

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Apr 18, 2017

More real estate agents behaving badly!

I have had the luxury of not really having to deal with real estate agents ever since I got my brokers license. It has been a wonderful existence and kept me sane! However, I found that I needed to give some guidance to a friend on how to change real estate offices and found that I was facing another example of just how bad people in real estate can be. This time, it was a real estate broker looking to screw over an agent that wanted to leave their office. So today, I will spend the first 15 minutes of my show venting about that. Buckle up!

 

In addition, we will chat about:

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Apr 17, 2017

Getting your home sold for the best price and terms takes effort!

It is definitely that time of year - you need to get your home ready for buyers. Lets take a look at what the folks over at RealtyTimes think are the top 10 things to do in order to get your home sold fast.  Of course, I will offer insights from my own experience to spice things up!

Here is the rundown on the articles we covered in todays show:

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Apr 7, 2017

It has been all good news with housing confidence, until now!

We have had lots of good news over the last month or so. We have even set some good records. However, this month, housing confidence took a big hit. Lets take a look at the numbers and try to figure this out.

All the articles we will talk about today:

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Apr 6, 2017

Some encouraging signs for new home construction

More data is coming out that makes it look like we might just get some of that new home inventory that we have needed for so long. All the signs right now seem to be pointing to a resurgence of new home construction. Time will tell if this can calm a lopsided sellers market, but at least it seems like some headway is going to be made.

Plus, we are finally getting some higher profile outfits specifically calling out the need for new homes and that changes to regulations, fees, etc. should be made to facilitate it! At least in the Bay Area this is starting to happen. Here are the articles we covered in todays show:

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Apr 5, 2017

The debt for individuals grows with increases in HELOC loans

A little more today about overall debt. One of the big concerns I have right now is overall debt per person. With increasing debt in car loans, student loans and now HELOC loans, we may find the average person so burdened that we kick off another collapse that takes the real estate market with it.

Here are the other items covered in todays show:

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Apr 3, 2017

Some tips on getting your offer accepted when there are multiple offers

Given the way the market is going right now, there is a really good chance that you are going to face a multiple offers scenario as a buyer. Today, we discuss some things to consider to make YOUR offer stand out and win!

Even if you can only swing one or two of the suggestions in todays show, you are going to be in a much better position to get accepted over all those other offers!

Also, we will chat a bit about some lessons learned in my own home remodel as I prepare to put my home on the market!

Todays Articles: 

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Mar 31, 2017

Tracking the areas with the highest rental increases!

One of my favorite quarterly reports has been released and we will quickly run through the top players in that list today. These are the metro areas that have seen the highest rental increases of the last year. This list can not only help you drill down to the areas you just might want to invest in, but can also help you assess the performance of you current real estate holdings compared to other areas.

Here is the rundown of the topics discussed today:

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Mar 30, 2017

This email real estate scam could also cost you your new house!

Todays show is going to share some information on a growing problem regarding an email real estate scam. It has cost buyers thousands of dollars and killed real estate deals. However, there are some techniques you can use to protect yourself, so we will explore those on todays show.

Plus, we will talk about:

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Mar 29, 2017

They may be some of the hottest rental markets, but you still need to be careful!

Two communities got mentioned today as among the hottest rental markets. One of them was also mentioned on yesterdays show - and not in a good way! It all brings home the idea that you need to be careful when looking at an area to invest in. Some other topics we cover today are:

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Mar 28, 2017

The home remodel plans are coming along, but there is lots to talk about!

We will chat about my home remodel. The planned completion date plus the increased costs for changes I made. I will explain why I thought those changes made sense.

We will also talk about:

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Mar 27, 2017

Sellers Market Continues To DominateLower sales, but much higher prices

Inventory continues to be the biggest challenge to our market. The latest numbers show a slowdown in sales volume but a big jump in sales prices. You only get that when there are not enough homes to meet a whole lot of demand.

The end result is a sellers market that just keeps growing.

Some other topics today include Seattle getting ranked as the top real estate market in the nations. The suburbs are hot again. Lumber prices have ticked up and thistime it does look like it is about US based construction.

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Mar 24, 2017

If single family rental properties are your thing, these could be the perfect areas for you!

Once again we review the latest list of the top performing communities for investors that have decided the single family rental homes are the way to go.

We have some big numbers this time around and some of these metro areas look very exciting and most have a very low barrier to entry in terms of average price. So great places for first time investors to get going.

We will also spend some time talking about home inventory and what the news is saying.

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Mar 23, 2017

If the feedback I got about yesterdays show is any indication, you guys REALLY want to talk about the lies real estate agents tell. Today, we will expand on that a bit. If you skipped yesterdays show since the title did not mention this subject, you might want to go back and check it out.

We will review what is currently up with my first hand experience with real estate agent lies – so far 100% have lied to me to try to get a listing.

Then we will spend some time discussing some good news on architects getting more work. Plus, the big media is finally at least suggesting we need to build more homes.

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Mar 22, 2017

Lets run down the top 7 hottest downtowns!

Downtowns across the country have been seeing a revitalization. But which ones have made the most progress? Today, we will chat about that and see if any of the top ranked downtowns might just be a great place for you to consider investing in.

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Mar 21, 2017

NOTE: This is an encore performance of Real Estate Realities! Any offers or news presented in todays show were shared on Aug 9,2015

Real estate auctions are nothing new, but they are a different beast. We will take some time to talk about whether or not they are for you. What should you be worried about and what are the pros and cons of auctions? All that in todays show.

Mar 17, 2017

Is builder confidence finally equaling SFR housing starts?

 

SFR housing starts are up quite a bit. Is this the start of a new trend? If so, is it all good news?

 

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Mar 16, 2017

As a property owner, beware the communities that want to infringe on your property rights

I am a big fan of property rights. It should be ridiculously hard for any government to take your property and infringe on your use of that land in any way. Don't for a minute think that this sort of thing is limited to eminent domain - as we will see, there are communities where governments will try to control your land without even going to the trouble of exercising eminent domain.

On todays show we are going to look at a couple of amazing stories of property owners and investors who are being forced to fight for their property rights in the face of governments that want to decide for them what can and cannot be done with their land. For you investors, knowing the communities where the cities are most likely to control or dictate your investment could save you a whole lot of heartache!

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Mar 14, 2017

More credit score shenanigans pushes subprime lending to new heights!

I still can't believe what we will talk about in todays show is actually happening. It is, for lack of a better word, completely nuts.

Subprime lending is now back - at levels that even appear to dwarf the idiotic lending that went on that led up to the 2007 crash. It is just mind boggling. So lets explore this boggle and see if we can get a handle on just how big this issue is - because it is heading our way on July 1, 2017.

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Also, check out links to the articles discussed in todays show, check out the show notes at http://www.therebelbroker.com

Feb 24, 2017

Can a self directed IRA feed your real estate investments?

Came across an amazing article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about a self directed IRA. When you hear what you can do with this, it is going to blow your mind! Imagine being able to access your IRA funds WITHOUT PENALTY to invest in real estate! Well, there are some funky rules around it, but it can be done within some limits. So we will check this out in todays show!

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Feb 16, 2017

Title insurance is not optional! In tonights show we will discuss what it is, why its important and what happens if you don't have it and bad things happen!

NOTE: This is an encore presentation of this episode!

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